Viscid wrote:I think you notice the heartbeat when you're simply not used to being able to notice it. It comes and goes.. If you keep attention on the breath, the sensation of the heartbeat goes away.
Zom wrote:I had such problem. But in my case it was due to the extreme excitement when I saw that my meditation deepened. Later I was able to overcome this obstacle when I got familiar with such deeper meditation experience. This meditation hindrance is listed in MN 128:
"As, Anuruddha, I was abiding diligent...I considered
thus: 'Elation arose in me, and because of elation my concentration
fell away; when my concentration fell away, the light and
the vision of forms disappeared.' Suppose a man seeking one
entrance to a hidden treasure came all at once upon five
entrances to a hidden treasure; then elation would arise in
him because of that. So too, elation arose in me...the light and
the vision of forms disappeared. [I considered thus:] 'I shall so
act that neither doubt nor inattention...nor fear nor elation will
arise in me again.'
pung S wrote:Lately, when I sit for meditation, my heart starts to beat really hard. It is like it is pounding. Sometimes it seems like it moves my body. What is this? Has anybody else had this problem? Does anyone have any tips to solve it? I try focusing on my breath and taking the heartbeat as my focus. It seems to work a little bit.
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